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Finding Your Next Concrete Supplier

Whether it’s your first time ordering concrete from a supplier, you’ve decided to switch supplier or you’re in a new area and want to find the right concrete supplier, there are a number of things you can do. You’ll want to find a reliable, reputable company and so this month we’ve put together a few […]

Total Concrete Awarded QSRMC Certification!

Established in 1984, the Quality Scheme for Ready Mixed Concrete was created to act as a seal of quality for the design, production and supply of ready mixed concrete across the UK. Governed by a board of high-ranking industry professionals who represent all facets of the construction industry, the QSRMC is truly one of the […]

Coronavirus Update

The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority so we would like to keep you informed on the steps we are taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please rest assured that it’s business as usual at Total Concrete and all deliveries are continuing to run smoothly. If a member of our […]

Tips For Pouring Concrete In The Rain

Pouring concrete in the pain

In Britain, it rains for an average of 156.2 days every year. This complicates things slightly for the concrete finishers working outside, trying to get their projects completed in good time without being held back. Aside from being unpleasant to work in, rain affects the structural integrity of concrete which can have knock-on effects for […]

Everything You Need to Know About Screed

Everything You Need to Know About Screed

All of the terminology surrounding concrete and its different varieties can cause confusion surrounding the varying properties and benefits of each type, leaving you wondering what is the best option for your project. In this article we’ll be focusing on screed – what is it, and how is it different to concrete?  What is screed? […]

What Is Meant By ‘concrete slump’ & Why Does It Matter?

There are several different types of concrete and it is important to know whether the one you are using is right for the job. One thing to take into consideration here is the ‘slump’ of the concrete – read on to find out more about what this is and how it affects your work. What […]

The Benefits of Waterproof Concrete

The Benefits of Waterproof Concrete

What is waterproof concrete? When it comes to the different types of concrete available, it can be hard to know which features are necessary. In this article, we take you through the attributes of waterproof concrete and why it can be so important to ensure high quality work. Isn’t concrete already waterproof? Normal concrete is […]

Finding the Right Concrete for Your Project

Finding the Right Concrete for Your Project

Any DIY building project comes with a series of important decisions. But is there anything more important than choosing the right concrete mix for your build? Choosing an unsuitable mix can undo all your hard work, leaving you with a concrete construction which is too weak to last. But how do you know which concrete […]

A Guide to Rapid-set Concrete

premix concrete

At Total Concrete, we supply a wide range of specialty concrete mixes to suit any construction application. Specialty mixes are designed to suit specific project requirements. For some building applications, it might be necessary to use a concrete mix which hardens more quickly than standard ready mixes. This type of concrete is called rapid-set concrete, […]

Concrete Curing Guide

Waterproof concrete

Concrete doesn’t reach its full strength overnight. Say you’ve just laid a new driveway and waited a few hours for it to set: immediately parking a car on it will damage the concrete. It won’t be strong enough yet. Concrete needs to be cured to reach its full strength. The curing process takes time, but […]